Protests erupt across the US for the 5th night in a row by Sarah Al-Arshani, Ashley Collman, Kelly McLaughlin, Lauren Frias, Alexandra Ma, Ellen Cranley, Michelle Mark and Sophia Ankel
Protests and riots continue across the country in response to man killed by police
- Thousands of protesters marched in cities across the country for the fifth day on Saturday, with some riots continuing on into Sunday morning.
- Protests broke out in Minneapolis and across the US after a black man, George Floyd, was killed after a white police officer knelt on his neck for nearly nine minutes, as Floyd said he couldn’t breathe.
- The death was caught on video, and prompted protests in Atlanta, New York, Los Angeles, Denver, Detroit, Dallas, Washington, DC, and other US cities on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.
- Many of them also turned violent, and furor grew over law enforcement’s heavy-handed tactics, including police cruisers ramming into protesters in New York on Saturday.
- Mayors in roughly a dozen cities implemented curfews and demanded crowds disperse early in the evening. Minnesota activated its entire National Guard on Saturday to quell tensions in Minneapolis in the biggest protest response in the state’s history.
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